Drovers Run

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Beautifully bijou and oh-so-charming, this delightful hideaway for two lies deep in the countryside, right on the Dorset/Somerset border - the perfect romantic escape, away from it all.

At a Glance

From £520 for a long weekend or mid week break.
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Set amongst gorgeous unspoilt countryside close to the pretty River Synderford, this charming, exquisite homestay is for those seeking to shun the everyday, to disappear for a while and envelope yourself in the healing, therapeutic qualities of nature. Nestled on the border between Dorset and Somerset and surrounded by the beautiful rolling hills of the Forde Abbey Estate, step inside this delightful wood-cladded home where a warm welcome awaits. Inside, you'll discover a charming open plan space, perfect for couples or single travellers alike. With a delightful wood burner, country views, cosy bedroom and living space plus a well-equipped kitchen and spacious garden, you have everything you need close at hand to make your stay a relaxing one. Centrally located, Drovers Run is ideally situated to explore both the best of Dorset and Somerset, whether it's exploring the market towns such as Axminster and Bridport or heading to the coast to Lyme Regis and the impressive red cliffs of West Bay - the best of both worlds!
Living, eating and sleeping

Drovers Run is totally open plan, meaning the bedroom flows into the lounge area which in turn leads into the kitchen and dining area.

The bedroom and lounge area overlooks the back garden and open fields. The welcoming bed, swathed in luxurious bedding, linens, cushions, and throws is king size, and is the perfect setting for long, lazy lie ins and breakfast in bed. Look up, and a skylight offers the perfect view for stargazing, whilst you'll also have splendid views of the garden and verdant fields through the windows and French doors. There's plenty of built-in storage so all luggage can be conveniently tucked away.

Directly in front of the bed lies a comfy two-seater sofa, plus a cosy Contura wood burning stove -perfect for cooler months and simply hypnotic to watch from the comfort of bed! In addition, there's a Smart TV for catching up on your favourite box sets (also visible from the bed) plus a Marshall Stockwell Bluetooth speaker, although this retreat is the perfect spot for a digital detox too! French doors lead directly out onto the decking area, creating a larger living space during warmer weather.

The L-shaped kitchen has everything you need to rustle up romantic feasts for the two of you, including an induction hob and oven, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, and the all-important coffee machine. There's plenty of workspace for prepping your locally sourced goodies, whilst a super-cute dining table and chairs lies between the kitchen and lounge area.


The gorgeous shower room is perfectly equipped for pampering, with a shower that has a fixed head and handheld flexible shower wand, whilst gorgeous organic and locally produced 'LoveGrove' toiletries await along with fluffy bath and hand towels and underfloor heating. We just love the stunning sink too!

Outdoor space

Step through the French doors in the lounge area and you'll discover a pretty deck area with a two-seater table and chairs with garden parasol, as well as a Weber gas barbeque for alfresco dining. With the sun rising over this lovely space, it's the perfect spot for morning coffee too, listening to the glorious birdsong. In addition, two loungers await for lazy, hot afternoons when only a snooze under the beautiful big Ash tree will do. For the seekers of a restful retreat, unplug from the everyday and reset your soul with a yoga practice deep in the countryside - the decking area in the back garden is just perfect for serene yoga moments. Surrounded by open grazing farmland, this is a nature lovers dream, with plentiful birdlife as well as grazing cows and sheep - expect plenty of lambs in springtime!


There is private, off road parking directly in front of the property, as well as a 13AMP slow charge electric socket for guests with electric cars.

Babies and children

This is one of our adults only retreats.


This is one of our pet-free properties.


Drovers Run has WiFi so if you need to stay in touch with the outside world, you can.

Farm Life

Please note that Drovers Run is surrounded by working farms, so you'll see lots of farm life around you such as tractors bringing in their harvest or farmers moving their animals from field to field.

In the Area

Drovers Run is situated in Dorset, but close to the border with Somerset, meaning there's plenty to see and do during your stay should you wish. Forde Abbey House and Gardens, whose lands surround this retreat, are a must, just a half an hour's walk away, or a five-minute drive. With many miles of idyllic country lanes to explore, this is a popular spot for runners and cyclists alike - so why not don your running shoes and pack your bikes for a dreamy dose of adventuring. Alternatively, pop in the car and seek out the numerous, picturesque market towns and country villages such as Axminster and Bridport where you'll discover famers markets (perfect for picking up local, tasty produce), country pubs and plentiful restaurants. Alternatively, head to the coast where the beautiful, regency seaside town of Lyme Regis awaits, and the impressive red cliffs of West Bay await to be discovered. The stunning Blackdown Hills, an AONB, are well worth exploring and a must for walkers.

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Short breaks:

  • Mid Week Breaks (Mon to Fri) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Long Weekends (Fri to Mon) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Short breaks are not available at Christmas and New Year.


  • A 13 deposit & £38 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £35 per pet per week or short break
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